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“Terrible example of Swedish hostelry” 1 of 5 stars
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Hotel Kvarntorget
3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Kvarntorget 3, Uppsala 753 20, Sweden   |  
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Ranked #2 of 9 Uppsala B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Terrible example of Swedish hostelry”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

Quite the worst, filthiest youth hostel i have ever stayed in. It was shockingly expensive, full of winos in the corridor and unbelievably dirty. I spent an hour cleaning the floor of our room as my wife was so upset by how like a doss house it seemed. My boys found it laughably bad but were a bit unnerved by all the strange, glazed eyed men roaming around.
It should be shut down. I have stayed in some grimy places in New York City in the 1980's but this was worse than any of them...and yet we paid the equivalent of a luxury B & B here in the UK. Uppsala Vandrahem....you're having a laugh....at our expense.

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  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2011

This property contains both a hostel and a hotel. This review is about the hostel. The two parts of the property share a large sun garden/atrium with tables of various kinds, chairs, easy chairs and places to socialize.

I stayed in a private room in the hostel for 8 nights. It was quiet. The bed was comfortable. The hostel room was clean (cleaning staff are at work every morning). Bathrooms and showers--shared but private--are cleaned daily and reasonably clean.

The common kitchen is large and adequately stocked with pots, plates, silvrware. There are two refrigerators, three sinks, two stoves, three large round tables.

I would stay in the hostel again; this is a well managed property and quite secure.

My age: 49.

My average ratings indicate this is not a first class hotel, or a hotel at all, just that it was neither exceptional nor in any way bad.

Hostel private room nightly runs well under $100. Sweden is an expensive destination.

  • Stayed June 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2008

Check in is only possible from 8 to 10 am and 4 to 6 pm. We happened to come by in between and had to come back later on as there is no constant receptionist.
The heating does not work properly. Fortunately the bed sheat are warm.
The bunk beds are a bit noisy, the matresses worn and you can always listen to each and every word of the people in the surrounding rooms.
Overall I consider it overpriced.

  • Liked — Internet working nice and fast!
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Hotel Kvarntorget

Address: Kvarntorget 3, Uppsala 753 20, Sweden
Location: Sweden > Uppsala County > Uppsala
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Uppsala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Kvarntorget 3*
Number of rooms: 29
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